Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 2-day intensive workshop once-only
1 x 9-hour independent study weekly
Prerequisites
1 Admission into GDPRHP-Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Practice
1a Admission into GCRHP-Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice
1b Admission into MRIH-Master of Remote and Indigenous Health
1c Admission into MD-Doctor of Medicine
1d Admission into GCDS-Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies
1e Admission into MDPP-Master of Disability Policy and Practice
1f Admission into MDPPA-Master of Disability Policy and Practice [1.5 years]
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f))
Course context
This topic is an elective in the

  • Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters of Remote Health Practice

  • Graduate Diploma and Masters of Remote Health Management.

This topic is available to students enrolled in other graduate awards with the approval of the course coordinator
Assessment
Assignments.
Topic description
This topic explores issues for people with disability relative to local, national and international rural, remote and Indigenous contexts. It identifies relevant theories applicable to disability services in these contexts including Primary Health Care, Cultural Safety, and International Classification of Functioning Disability. Opportunities are provided for students to apply the skills and knowledge required for practice in rural, remote and Indigenous community contexts, including disability assessment, care planning, and collaborative practice. Issues associated with living with a disability in remote and Indigenous contexts including different cultural understandings of disability are also examined.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to develop the students' understanding of Remote and Indigenous people living with a disability; the cultural, living and health issues faced in remote contexts; and how this affects Remote Health practice.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of disability (types, incidence, aetiology) in rural, remote and Indigenous communities

  • Identify issues across the lifespan associated with living with a disability in remote and Indigenous contexts including different cultural understandings of disability

  • Identify, critique and apply relevant theories applicable to services for people with disability and their families in these contexts: such as: Primary Health Care, Cultural Safety, International Classification of Functioning Disability and health (ICF), and Social Role Valorisation

  • Identify and apply the skills and knowledge required to work with people with disability and their families in rural, remote and Indigenous community contexts, including assessment, care planning, and collaborative practice

  • Reflect on the principles of cultural safety and discuss how these could be applied or strengthened to improve outcomes for marginalized and Indigenous people experiencing disability in remote contexts

  • Describe appropriate models of service delivery and interprofessonal care for people with disability and their families living in remote Indigenous communities